History VideoGame / ASuperMarioThing

19th Oct '16 3:17:03 PM cookieman
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A sequel, ''A Second Mario Thing'' (''[=A2MT=]''), was stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while before being officially discontinued on January 25th, 2014, but that didn't stop raocow from playing it anyway.

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A sequel, ''A Second Mario Thing'' (''[=A2MT=]''), was stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while before being officially discontinued on January 25th, 2014, but that didn't stop raocow from playing it anyway.
anyway. However, in August 28, 2016, it was announced that [[http://talkhaus.raocow.com/viewtopic.php?f=54&t=16886 the game was finally complete]], so it was SavedFromDevelopmentHell.
29th Jul '16 10:39:01 AM gewunomox
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** ''[=A2XT=]'' has some humorous music credits. The sound of wind is credited to Nature, and even the ''lack'' of music is credited. For example, the first instance is credited to Creator/JohnCage.

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** ''[=A2XT=]'' has some humorous music credits. The sound of wind is credited to Nature, and even the ''lack'' of music is credited. For example, the first instance is credited to Creator/JohnCage.Music/JohnCage.
29th Jun '16 12:05:12 AM FlakyPorcupine
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** The game is basically made out of shout outs to raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' and a lot of other things.

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** The game is basically made out of shout outs to raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, ''VideoGame/CatPlanet'', ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' and a lot of other things.
16th Jun '16 7:44:28 PM 43110
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* TheReveal: After defeating [[spoiler:Pily, she]] reveals the true nature of Demo, Iris, and the Siblings.[[labelnote:*]][[spoiler: She reveals that the cyclops were minions kept in line by [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] for "the great space masters of space", due to their [[ResurrectiveImmortality ability to be revived.]] A [[LaResistance grand rebellion]] known as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "the Grand Rebellion"]] took place, but took place during the Great Green Radish Famine of October. Eventually, all cyclops were starved, [[ResurrectiveImmortality revived]], and then starved again. Eventually, they starved [[KilledOffForReal "to complete death"]]. [[BiggerBad The Artist]] learned of their former existence, and attempted to recreate the cyclops to assist him in [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the galaxy]]. He created, respectively, Science, Pandamona, Garish, Nevada, Mishi, Pily ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny who is perfect in every way]]), Calleoca, and finally, Demo and Iris. Each sibling following Science was made with different catalysts in an attempt to balance them out. Demo and Iris were made from a bunch of packing peanuts, a slab of meat, a lead weight, asbestos, and most importantly, a kangaroo. Demo and Iris escaped brainwashing and became servants of one of the masters of space. Now Demo and Iris must [[ItsUpToYou free the rest of their siblings from their brainwashing.]]]][[/labelnote]]

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* TheReveal: After defeating [[spoiler:Pily, she]] reveals the true nature of Demo, Iris, and the Siblings.[[labelnote:*]][[spoiler: She reveals that the cyclops were minions kept in line by [[BrainwashedAndCrazy brainwashing]] for "the great space masters of space", due to their [[ResurrectiveImmortality ability to be revived.]] A [[LaResistance grand rebellion]] known as [[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment "the Grand Rebellion"]] took place, but took place during the Great Green Radish Famine of October. Eventually, all cyclops were starved, [[ResurrectiveImmortality revived]], and then starved again. Eventually, they starved [[KilledOffForReal "to complete death"]]. [[BiggerBad [[GreaterScopeVillain The Artist]] learned of their former existence, and attempted to recreate the cyclops to assist him in [[TakeOverTheWorld taking over the galaxy]]. He created, respectively, Science, Pandamona, Garish, Nevada, Mishi, Pily ([[CrowningMomentOfFunny who is perfect in every way]]), Calleoca, and finally, Demo and Iris. Each sibling following Science was made with different catalysts in an attempt to balance them out. Demo and Iris were made from a bunch of packing peanuts, a slab of meat, a lead weight, asbestos, and most importantly, a kangaroo. Demo and Iris escaped brainwashing and became servants of one of the masters of space. Now Demo and Iris must [[ItsUpToYou free the rest of their siblings from their brainwashing.]]]][[/labelnote]]
2nd Jun '16 10:41:53 AM Willbyr
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** The final battle against [[spoiler:Science]] in [=A2MBXT=], complete with a {{Touhou}} theme replacing [[spoiler:the Lullaby]] which had been used for all previous fights.

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** The final battle against [[spoiler:Science]] in [=A2MBXT=], complete with a {{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' theme replacing [[spoiler:the Lullaby]] which had been used for all previous fights.



* TheCameo: Very frequently throughout the series. Characters from Touhou, games raocow's played, Mario and Nintendo in general, ''Webcomic/ArtificialTimeXS'' characters, users who helped contribute to the game, and many, many others show up to make brief appearances, and sometimes [[AscendedExtra not so brief appearances]].

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* TheCameo: Very frequently throughout the series. Characters from Touhou, ''Touhou'', games raocow's played, Mario and Nintendo in general, ''Webcomic/ArtificialTimeXS'' characters, users who helped contribute to the game, and many, many others show up to make brief appearances, and sometimes [[AscendedExtra not so brief appearances]].



** The game is basically made out of shout outs to raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, VideoGame/{{Touhou}} and a lot of other things.

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** The game is basically made out of shout outs to raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, VideoGame/{{Touhou}} ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' and a lot of other things.
22nd Feb '16 2:30:20 AM Viounol
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A sequel, ''A Second Mario Thing'' (''[=A2MT=]''), was stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while before being officially discontinued on January 25th, 2014, but that didn't stop Raocow from playing it anyway.

Finally, in March 2013, Talkhaus released a prequel on the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX'' engine: ''A Super Mario Bros. X Thing: Prelude to the Stupid'', which throws in even more raocow-fan-bonuses, up to and including raocow himself being a playable character. The plot finds Demo and her sister Iris in the Castle of Absolutely No Significance, where they plan to stock up on vegetables. Meanwhile, Kood[[note]]the EnsembleDarkhorse star of another ''Super Mario World'' hack, ''Drama Mistery''[[/note]] is infiltrating the same castle for unknown reasons, Sheath[[note]]the protagonist of Raocow's webcomic, ''Webcomic/ArtificialTimeXS''[[/note]] sort of falls into their reality, and [[LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} a certain wacky Let's Player]] finds himself surrounded by his own creations...

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A sequel, ''A Second Mario Thing'' (''[=A2MT=]''), was stuck in DevelopmentHell for a while before being officially discontinued on January 25th, 2014, but that didn't stop Raocow raocow from playing it anyway.

Finally, in March 2013, Talkhaus released a prequel on the ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX'' engine: ''A Super Mario Bros. X Thing: Prelude to the Stupid'', which throws in even more raocow-fan-bonuses, up to and including raocow himself being a playable character. The plot finds Demo and her sister Iris in the Castle of Absolutely No Significance, where they plan to stock up on vegetables. Meanwhile, Kood[[note]]the EnsembleDarkhorse star of another ''Super Mario World'' hack, ''Drama Mistery''[[/note]] is infiltrating the same castle for unknown reasons, Sheath[[note]]the protagonist of Raocow's raocow's webcomic, ''Webcomic/ArtificialTimeXS''[[/note]] sort of falls into their reality, and [[LetsPlay/{{Raocow}} a certain wacky Let's Player]] finds himself surrounded by his own creations...



* AntiClimaxBoss: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Black Plague, the true final boss, is deliberately incredibly easy. According to Raocow himself, who designed that battle as a joke, what little difficulty involved was supposed to come from the time limit. The timer in that room is disabled.

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* AntiClimaxBoss: {{Invoked|Trope}}. Black Plague, the true final boss, is deliberately incredibly easy. According to Raocow raocow himself, who designed that battle as a joke, what little difficulty involved was supposed to come from the time limit. The timer in that room is disabled.



* BackForTheFinale: In ASMBXT, [[spoiler:Raocow is the one to defeat the final boss.]] Well, actually it's [[spoiler:Demo in a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Raoican suit]]]]. On that note, [[spoiler:the final boss itself]] as well.

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* BackForTheFinale: In ASMBXT, [[spoiler:Raocow [[spoiler:raocow is the one to defeat the final boss.]] Well, actually it's [[spoiler:Demo in a [[ClothesMakeTheSuperman Raoican suit]]]]. On that note, [[spoiler:the final boss itself]] as well.



** Zebraspace in ''A2XT''. The intro level says that it's a place where you can practice dying.

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** Zebraspace in ''A2XT''.''[=A2XT=]''. The intro level says that it's a place where you can practice dying.



** There are also voice acting credits, despite there being no voice acting. These range from known voice actors to Raocow's cat and a rubber duck.

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** There are also voice acting credits, despite there being no voice acting. These range from known voice actors to Raocow's raocow's cat and a rubber duck.



* MeaningfulEcho: When you start up the game -- "Hey there Raocow, this is everyone!"

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* MeaningfulEcho: When you start up the game -- "Hey there Raocow, raocow, this is everyone!"



* MetaGuy: Raocow, in ASMBXT. His crouch sprite shows him sitting down, his legs hanging over the platform. He also sings along to the BGM in certain levels.

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* MetaGuy: Raocow, raocow, in ASMBXT. His crouch sprite shows him sitting down, his legs hanging over the platform. He also sings along to the BGM in certain levels.



** ''ASMBXT'' has "Technical Difficulties," where one of the pipes will take you directly outside of Raocow's house as he does a LetsPlay.
** This even happens InUniverse: a particularly powerful ComputerVirus destroys Raocow's computer to such an extent that it ''breaks reality'', causing him to go and kill the virus ''physically'', winding up right at Demo's side at the Castle Of Absolutely No Significance afterwards. He's understandably freaked out by standing face-to-face with his own creation. In Raocow's own LetsPlay of ''ASMBXT'', this even doubles as RecursiveReality.
** You can speak to one of the grass-patches outside the castle in ASMBXT, and it will tell you what version you're playing, [[CouchGag along with some nonsensical message]].) On the final update, the message is addressed to "Samuel"[[note]]Raocow's real first name[[/note]].

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** ''ASMBXT'' has "Technical Difficulties," where one of the pipes will take you directly outside of Raocow's raocow's house as he does a LetsPlay.
** This even happens InUniverse: a particularly powerful ComputerVirus destroys Raocow's raocow's computer to such an extent that it ''breaks reality'', causing him to go and kill the virus ''physically'', winding up right at Demo's side at the Castle Of Absolutely No Significance afterwards. He's understandably freaked out by standing face-to-face with his own creation. In Raocow's raocow's own LetsPlay of ''ASMBXT'', this even doubles as RecursiveReality.
** You can speak to one of the grass-patches outside the castle in ASMBXT, and it will tell you what version you're playing, [[CouchGag along with some nonsensical message]].) On the final update, the message is addressed to "Samuel"[[note]]Raocow's "Samuel"[[note]]raocow's real first name[[/note]].



** Although the game normally qualifies as a NintendoHard hack, there is one section in King Charles's Castle that first of all, disables Spin Jumps. So? Well there's a spinning Koopa Shell that you have to jump over and avoid... while in a room with a disco-light like dealing with giant spiked pillars, Thwimps, Thwomps, blocks that enemies can go through but you fall through, and Fishing Boos. Raocow even calls this specific room "Hell".

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** Although the game normally qualifies as a NintendoHard hack, there is one section in King Charles's Castle that first of all, disables Spin Jumps. So? Well there's a spinning Koopa Shell that you have to jump over and avoid... while in a room with a disco-light like dealing with giant spiked pillars, Thwimps, Thwomps, blocks that enemies can go through but you fall through, and Fishing Boos. Raocow raocow even calls this specific room "Hell".



-->'''Raocow''': What wonders do you hide within your body, Demo?

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-->'''Raocow''': -->'''raocow''': What wonders do you hide within your body, Demo?



** The game is basically made out of shout outs to Raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, VideoGame/{{Touhou}} and a lot of other things.

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** The game is basically made out of shout outs to Raocow raocow and stuff he played, such as other [[GameMod ROM Hacks]] (2chan's Vip and Wall Mix series in particular), CatPlanet, VideoGame/{{Touhou}} and a lot of other things.



** Raocow likes to call Yoshis horses. Some Yoshi {{Turncoat}}s have joined the Charlie army. Put them together and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_horse what do you get]]?

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** Raocow raocow likes to call Yoshis horses. Some Yoshi {{Turncoat}}s have joined the Charlie army. Put them together and [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charley_horse what do you get]]?
4th Dec '15 3:59:58 AM Alkochochlik
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* SuddenDownerEnding: A2XT: Episode 1 ends with [[spoiler: the entire reality being destroyed. Very little of it is played for laughs and the credits scene is rather somber compared to the overall wacky feel of the game.]]
23rd Oct '15 11:15:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: When finding themselves in a forest world, raocow and the cyclopses immediately start listing all the potential places where a [[MacGuffin Super Leek]] could be hidden.
2nd Oct '15 8:26:06 PM mlsmithca
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* LetsPlay: The game is unique in the sense that it was actually ''made'' (with some level of quality) for the sake of being [=LPed=], with the [=LP=] predating the actual release. You can find it [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=86AA363186795F7E here]].
** [[http://pinkkittyrose.com/gameList.php?id=36&pg=1 Pink Kitty Rose]] does a detailed LetsPlay of this game, sometimes showing off some {{dungeon bypass}}es.
** Seems Japan has noticed the hack as well: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLH6VQ33GZU&list=PLH3dMscosXQVDocnMxl1cdXZZOHH8ShNW Japanese [=LPer=] Ryuu tries his hand.]] Not many Japanese having heard of Raocow, though, means they are [[WidgetSeries quite bemused]] by this game.
*** He is also doing [[http://www.nicovideo.jp/mylist/37665923 the prequel (requires registration on Nico Nico Douga).]]
** [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1B85BED8CBE3AC0D&feature=plcp And another]] by Brazilian [=LPer=] Lester Vine, this one in Portuguese.
19th Jun '15 12:47:38 AM harryhenry
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* GameMod: ''ASMT'' is, of course, a VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld GameMod. ''ASMBXT'' modded quite a few assets of the SuperMarioBrosX engine, and an extension module was created for ''[=A2MBXT=]'' in order to extend the engine's functionality even further.

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* GameMod: ''ASMT'' is, of course, a VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld GameMod. ''ASMBXT'' modded quite a few assets of the SuperMarioBrosX ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBrosX'' engine, and an extension module was created for ''[=A2MBXT=]'' in order to extend the engine's functionality even further.
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